I've got a room in my house that's dedicated to playing and recording music. The room is about 12' x 20' -- that's a guess, but pretty close -- and has a drop ceiling about 7' high or so. There are boxes and pieces of furniture in there that I'm clearing out soon, since I'm having the floor carpeted wall to wall.
Once the carpet's installed, I just want the following things in the room:
I'd like to get a small desk to put in one corner of the room for my laptop, and I'm thinking of putting the digital piano against one of those walls and the amps against the other. That way I can get cables easily from the piano, amps and microphone to the computer for recording.
- Five electric guitars and one acoustic guitar
- One upright digital piano
- One Fender Super Reverb (4x10)
- One Vox AC30 (2x12)
- One Mesa 2x12 vertical cab
- Two Mesa heads
- One Vox Valvetronix head
- A pedalboard with swappable pedals
- One boom stand with Shure SM57 or SM58 mic (have one of each)
- Apple PowerBook (laptop) plus audio interface for recording and small speakers for monitoring
- An arsenal of instrument, MIDI, microphone and speaker cables
To save space, I'm thinking about hanging the electric guitars on one of the walls. I think this would look good and allow for easy access.
I want the majority of the room to be clutter-free and clear so I can sit on a chair and play at least 10' away from the amps. I'm thinking about getting a Pork Pie drum seat instead of a stool, something along the lines of this. If you've ever played guitar sitting on one of these, you know how comfortable they are.
Somewhere I think I'll need a nice, framed poster of Jimi Hendrix or some other inspirational figure.
Really, I'm looking for some advice from my forum bros on what would look good and inspire creativity while still being clean, functional and useful for recording. It's like what HGTV would do for home studio musicians.
Bring me any thoughts, pictures, examples..whatever you got.